The Seven Most Important Words to Ask the Lord

What are the seven most important words to ask the Lord?

– What Do You Want Me To Do –

Number one attribute we need to please the Lord?

Charity

Charity is seeing ourselves and others the way God sees us. It’s putting God first. It is the first commandment. Love the Lord thy God with all of your heart and lean not unto thy own understanding. Remember, our ways are not His ways.


Seven most important words to please Satan?

– What Do I Want To Do Now –

Number one attribute to please Satan?

Pride

Pride is trusting ourselves more than God. It’s putting ourselves first. It is Satan’s first commandment. Love yourself with all your heart and lean upon your own understanding. Virtue can be “sin” if not sanctioned by the will of God.


The first sin was when Eve partook of the fruit of knowledge of Good and Evil by trusting in her own understanding and not doing the Lord’s will. Satan appealed to her pride, “You will not surely die, but shall be as the god’s, knowing good from evil.”

One of the greatest lessons we can learn in this life it to trust in the Lord. This is the very reason the Lord allows Satan to tempt us and to try us. We often think that we are somehow immune to Satan’s deception as we become more faithful. The very opposite is true. The Lord will allow Satan to have even greater access to our lives as we draw close to the Lord. The purpose is that we may discern between the Lord and the Adversary; between His will and the natural man.

As we grow in righteousness, we become more aware of truth. We see God’s goodness and discern when Satan is there. But, if we are too eager to be virtuous or serve God before asking, “What do you want me to do?” We may be deceived.

Each of us has had the experience of feeling impressed to help someone in need, or to do an act that seemed by all accounts to be virtuous, only to find that its result was disastrous. Why did the Lord allow it to happen? Why were we not warned? We said our prayers, we kept the commandments, but did we ask the most important question?

When the Savior was upon the Earth he dealt with the Adversary daily. He countered his temptations with truth and scripture. He prayed endlessly for the Father to guide Him in His actions. He invited us to follow His example.

As we grow stronger in the Lord we cannot become proud in our own understanding and strength.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
(Eph 6:12)

Realizing that we are God’s servants, vested in armor and light; we cannot dive, flaming swords a-blazing, into the pit of Hell – without the Lord’s permission. Why? That is NOT charity.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
(1 Cor 13;4-7)

When the enemies combine against thee . . . and the very jaws of hell shall gape open their mouth after thee, know thou that these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.”

How can such things be for our good? Even Nephi prayed that his stumbling blocks be removed. In our “own understanding” we think we can make it all good; to remove all the pain and suffering; to make it all work out. But is that what the Lord wants?

Having Satan more involved in tempting us doesn’t mean that we are in more danger than others. (Unless of course we totally screw up.) It means that we will receive a greater portion of light as we systematically reject the Adversary. “For there must be an opposition in all things.”
(2 Ne 2:27)

If one truly desires to be a Servant of the Lord they must remember to ask:
What do you want me to do?

And then, with the fiery flames of eternal glory; with the armor of the Lord in full protection; with His word written upon the palms of your hands and forehead — you are prepared to battle the Adversary in His strength, to be a missionary or servant of the most High, even the strength of the great Jehovah, the Eternal Judge of both the quick and dead.

Amen.

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7 Responses to The Seven Most Important Words to Ask the Lord

  1. Mel says:

    As you progress spiritually, and wanting to grow spiritually, does the Lord give these weapons to you before they are needed? So, if you are praying to grow and you give the Lord permission to help you progress even if it means opposition comes, Do we need to ask for heavenly weapons?

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  2. The Spirit will tell you when you need to receive them. Asking is always an eternal principle.

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  3. just for clarity in my mind;
    1)on what principle is spiritual prosperity based?
    2)on what principle is the temporal prosperity based?

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  4. Faith, hope, and charity is what everything is based upon. It takes a lot to dive into that. The new book will go there.

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  5. Karla Mennig says:

    Eve was thinking of what she would gain if she partook, she wanted to know more, but it was the only way, or was there a higher way?

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  6. The transgression was that she partook of that knowledge premature. In some measure, in the Father’s wisdom it was best to wait. I can think of many examples from my own life where had I learned of some things prematurely my life would be different. But in this case all moved forward in the proper manner to bring about the Everlasting Covenant perfectly.

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  7. Karla Mennig says:

    I see, but God knew she would partake prematurely, for it says that he was going to allow Lucifer to temp them. Maybe that was why everything move forward as planned.I always thought the plan was for her to partake as soon as she was tempted, never imagine she had prematurely done it, but I always felt that there was something else missing in the story, and withwhat you share with us it fills the holes that were left, and not only that but it brings light to the whole thing, and with that it elevates our understanding, to the point that in my case it brings me to God in prayer for more or for confirmation.
    For example, after reading this last night, I went to bed, woke up in the morning, I don’t know what time it was, maybe 5am or 4, but my awareness was so strong, I prayed and felt so much love in my heart, then I went back to sleep and had horrible nightmare, in which I saw myself as a little girl walking on a road, I was waiting for someone, then I saw a man on a horse approaching, I knew I was with him, but when came next to me, I looked at him and it was Satan, I didn’t want to go with him and I screamed so loud, I was so afraid of him, I thought my scream was going to wake up everyone, I then was taking some place else and then I was walking with God and he took me to a town, this is going to sound crazy, but it felt so real, it was another planet, and He told me the planet was the closest to Earth with life, he showed me a plant that was blooming, and it had three different kind of flowers coming out of it, I asked if I could eat the fruit, and I did. It was so real, and there was so much more but I thing I’ve said way too much, sorry, I’m just excited about this dream that felt more like a Vision.

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